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Your island paradise in the Dodecanese: Buy a property in Rhodes

Discover the fascination of Rhodes together with the real estate agent Engel & Völkers Greece and find out why buying a villa, a house or an apartment is a great decision - both as a comfortable primary residence and as a sunny holiday property.

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- Explore the diversity of Rhodes after buying a house, apartment or villa.
Your real estate agent from Engel & Völkers Athens can advise you.


1. Buy a property in Rhodes and experience the beautiful eastern Aegean Sea

It is one of the most important islands in the history of Greek antiquity and has since been shaped by a wide variety of influences: Rhodes, the largest of the Dodecanese islands, attracts with interesting historical evidence, but also breathtaking natural spaces and the typically relaxed, Greek way of life to buy real estate. Villas, houses, apartments and maisonettes on Rhodes are enjoying growing popularity both nationally and internationally - in the following sections, your real estate agent Engel & Völkers will take you to Rhodes to present the greatest unique selling points and the most beautiful locations on the island. Are you planning to buy a property in the Dodecanese or would you like to sell your home in Rhodes? Then you will also be interested in the section on price development below - read on and get closer to realizing your real estate project in Rhodes. 


2. The real estate location Rhodes: close to nature, varied and culturally unique

Here, where one of the seven ancient wonders of the world once rose with the Colossus of Rhodes, you can now enjoy Mediterranean life to the fullest by buying an apartment, house or villa. Surrounded by a wonderful natural landscape with picturesque sandy beaches, dreamy bays and adventurous rocky coasts, there are unique purchase options for you all over the island. With over 300 days of sunshine a year and pleasantly warm temperatures throughout all the seasons, Rhodes is a real paradise for those looking for relaxation, thanks to numerous sights and leisure opportunities, no two days are the same.


One of the absolute highlights is the large Rhodian range of historical architecture, which extends over a multitude of epochs. In addition to some buildings from the Byzantine times, the Acropolis of Lindos and the medieval old town port of Mandraki are more than worth a visit. How the individual character and culture of Rhodes were shaped by the different phases of rule of different empires becomes particularly clear here.

Real Estate Dodecanese

A particularly spectacular, natural experience awaits you in Petaloudes, the valley of the butterflies: in this approximately five kilometer long gorge, thousands of butterflies can be observed from the end of June to the beginning of September, which are native to a unique biotope. Tip from the real estate agent Engel & Völkers Greece: Throughout the rest of the year, the valley also inspires with untamed waterfalls and wonderful hiking routes, while the number of visitors outside the butterfly season is much lower.


Moreover, after buying a house, an apartment or a villa, Rhodes has a number of varied excursion destinations ready. Spend an exciting day with your family in the Faliraki water park with its huge water slides and the artificially created white water river or take a guided mountain hike to the summit of Attavyros, where the ruins of a time-honored Zeus temple await you. The real estate location Rhodes is also not lacking in social amenities: Immerse yourself in the sophisticated nightlife of Rhodes Town, spend relaxing hours in one of the chic clubs or enjoy an excellent dinner from the colorful Rhodian cuisine, which is served in the local restaurants with plenty Dedication is prepared for you.


 Rhodes is an excellent choice if you want to buy a property in Greece also in regards to the local infrastructural expansion. Shopping, medical care, education and mobility are all at a high European level, so Rhodes is one of the few Aegean islands with a civil airport from which international destinations are also regularly served. As the owner of a property in Rhodes, you will of course also benefit from all of these properties and advantages if you want to sell your house, villa or apartment with the real estate agent Engel & Völkers. Contact us!


3. North, South, East or West? You can expect these regional differences when buying property in Rhodes

Basically, the real estate locations on Rhodes can be divided into four higher-level areas analogous to the four cardinal points, in which different highlights and offers for sale for houses, villas and apartments await you. The most densely populated area is Rhodes North with the island's capital, Rhodes City: Here you will find the most important cultural institutions such as the National Theater of Rhodes or the Museum of the History of Rhodes, and the range of entertainment and leisure facilities is also the densest here. The other islands of the Dodecanese can also be easily reached via the ferry connections in the port of Rhodes City, while you can find a berth for your personal yacht in the local marina. The most important property types in North Rhodes include villas and houses, some apartments and maisonettes are also available for purchase.

Real Estate Rhodes North

The region of Rhodes East extends around the picturesque port town of Lindos, which is towered over by its majestic Acropolis. This is the most touristically developed region of the island, so that buyers of holiday homes and holiday apartments in particular experience maximum comfort. Some hotel complexes offer exclusive wellness programs, the thermal baths of Kallithea, which were reopened in summer 2007, also promise pure relaxation. Another advantage from the point of view of our real estate agents: The east of Rhodes is directly connected to Rhodes city via the only island motorway, the A95, so that the easy accessibility of your new property is always guaranteed.

Real Estate Rhodes East

In the south of Rhodes, in contrast to the other regions presented so far, there is still a largely rural idyll: As the most pristine part of the entire island, the south is composed primarily of wide fields, but also hilly areas and steep coastlines. The waters around the small offshore island of Prasonisi are an excellent area for kite surfers, even those who enjoy other sports from hiking to cycling to endurance running will surely find the right terrain in the south of Rhodes. The real estate offer is primarily dominated by villas and large country houses, and from time to time plots can be bought on which you can build your dream property.

Real Estate Rhodes South

Large parts of the west side of Rhodes are also only sparsely populated; in addition to a few other sandy beaches, you can marvel at the ruins of the ancient city of Camirus and the remains of a historic Johanniter castle on the Monolithos rock plateau. In the northern part of the west coast is butterfly valley, while the area around Ialysos is known today for its lively party scene. So Rhodes offers you a wealth of opportunities to buy a property in exactly the location that best suits you and your personal preferences. Our team of real estate agents will be happy to assist you in choosing the perfect location for your new house, apartment or villa for sale in Rhodes!

Real Estate Rhodes West


4. Real estate agent tip: Buy villas, houses and apartments on Symi

Are you looking for a property location in the Dodecanese that clearly stands out from Rhodes and knows how to please with its very own charm? Then direct your gaze to Symi, around 25 kilometers north of Rhodes! Much smaller than Rhodes, but by no means less fascinating, Symi also has a thousand-year-old culture in addition to a great range of villas, houses and apartments for sale, which is expressed in numerous historical sights such as the amphitheater of Gialos or the monastery of Taxiarchis. Many of the colorful, neoclassical houses and town villas still bear testimony to the period of Italian rule in the first half of the 20th century, which has had a lasting impact on living on Symi to this day. In fact, the colorful, pastel-colored cityscape of Gialos is now a popular postcard motif and trademark of Symi, which can be recognized from a distance with the ship.


The historical old town of Symi above Gialos, which is called Chorio or Ano Symi, opens up further insights into the history of the island: Here you can explore the remains of a ruined fort that was once built to defend Symi. The famous, classic windmills of Symi can also be found between Chorio and Yialos - a grain that was imported by ships from Asia Minor was already ground here in ancient times. In addition, from a historical perspective, Symi is of great importance for the whole of Greece: on May 8, 1945, the surrender treaty of the German occupying powers in the southeastern Aegean was signed here - an event that is celebrated on Symi every year with colorful parades.

Real Estate Symi

Compared to Rhodes and other islands in the Dodecanese, Symi is far less known among tourists and those interested in real estate, which is one of the great advantages of the local villas, houses and apartments for sale: Symi is calm, authentic and particularly relaxing, which is why our real estate agents consider it classify a real insider tip in the southeastern Aegean. With the purchase of a property on Symi you will experience how traditional flair and cosmopolitan lifestyle merge into a unique ensemble: Stroll through the marina of Gialos, where luxurious sailing yachts and sporty motor boats are moored, or stop by one of the authentic taverns enjoy a serving of Symi prawns, a local specialty. Especially recommended is the Haritomeni tavern, which not only knows how to please with its excellent cuisine, but also with its unique view of Gialos, which opens up from the enchanting hillside terrace.


The picturesque beaches and bays, which can be found on Symi and some of which can only be reached by sea, invite you to relaxed day trips: Look forward to the sheltered, often deserted pebble Toli Beach or visit the bays of Disalona or Nanou, where crystal clear water and a dreamlike Mediterranean atmosphere are waiting for you.


With Engel & Völkers Greece you have the opportunity to buy an exclusive villa, house or apartment on Symi and henceforth to experience the beauty of this Dodecanese pearl day after day.

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- Our real estate offer in Rhodes offers an excellent selection of villas and large country houses. Get professional advice from Engel & Völkers Athens real estate agents.


5. Property prices in Rhodes: These are the most important parameters for your purchase

Rhodes is very popular with buyers from Greece and Europe: Lindos, Pefkos and Vlicha are still among the most popular locations. But also the villages of Koskinou and Afandou in the north and Kiotari, Gennadi and Lahania in the south are moving more and more into the focus of international interested parties. Most of the buyers looking for an exclusive second home here come from German-speaking regions, followed by France and the United Kingdom. New construction activity is also increasing in many locations in Rhodes, as a growing number of investors are recognizing the island's potential and want to further develop the market with new, high-quality construction projects. If you currently want to buy a villa with sea views on Rhodes, our real estate agents estimate that average prices between 1,000,000 and 2,000,000 euros are realistic. Apartments and holiday properties in typical locations, for example on the east coast, currently cost between 500,000 and 800,000 euros. If you opt for a centrally located apartment or a maisonette apartment in Rhodes City, you should calculate 250,000 to 500,000 euros for your purchase plan. Whichever type of property you choose: the real estate agent Engel & Völkers Greece accompanies you from the qualified selection to the handover of the keys, so that you can look forward to an all-round carefree property purchase.


6. Choose the market leader in Rhodes: Engel & Völkers Greece

As the real estate agent of your choice for the purchase of an apartment, a house or a villa, Engel & Völkers Greece is represented with two branches in Rhodes. Specializing in the marketing of high-quality real estate in the premium segment, we know how to appropriately integrate each of your wishes into the purchase process, so that you will soon be the happier owner of the perfect residence or the ideal holiday property. Our real estate agent team in Rhodes has meanwhile grown to more than 10 professional consultants who are available to you in seven different languages when buying or selling your property. At Engel & Völkers Greece you will always find the latest and most comprehensive range of apartments, maisonettes, villas, houses and holiday properties on Rhodes thanks to many years of market experience and extensive networks - convince yourself of the quality of our portfolio! Of course, we are also happy to support you after your property purchase, for example when it comes to arranging renovation work or a stress-free move.

Would you like to know more about the range of services offered by Engel & Völkers Greece in Rhodes and find out more details about the buying process for your new property? Our real estate agents can be reached both by phone on +302111055000 and via our digital contact form, so that we can soon arrange a free and non-binding consultation with you.


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